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Import and export files

You can import files and folders from another site into your site by using Microsoft Expression Web. You can also create a personal web package that contains the pages you select and, optionally, the support files that are required to recreate your pages.

To import a file or folder

  1. With your site open, on the File menu, point to Import, and then click File.

  2. In the Import dialog box, do the following:

    • To import a file, click Add File. In the Add File to Import List dialog box, locate and click the file you want, and then click Open.

    • To import a folder, click Add Folder. In the File Open dialog box, locate and click the folder you want, and then click Open.

    NoteNote

    If Expression Web encounters a problem importing a specific file, the program displays an error message and won't import any files that remain in your list of files to import. If this occurs, in the Import dialog box, select the file that is named in the error message, click Remove, and then import the remaining files into your site.

To import a site

  1. With no site open, on the Site menu, point to Import, and then click Import Site Wizard.

  2. In the Import Site Wizard – Welcome dialog box, configure a connection to the site as follows:

    Connection Type

    Settings

    FTP

    Location – Type the FTP address of the site you want to import. For example, ftp://ftp.example.com.

    Directory – Type the root directory of the site to import. For example, wwwroot or public_html

    Maximum simultaneous connections – Select the number of simultaneous connections to the server.

    NoteNote
    Some web hosting providers do not support multiple connections. If you get Connection limit exceeded or similar errors, try reducing this value.

    Use Passive FTP – Some network configurations will work only with passive FTP mode turned on; others will work only with passive FTP mode turned off. Most network configurations will support both modes. The passive FTP mode is considered more secure.

    SFTP

    Location – Type the FTP address of the site you want to import. For example, sftp://ftp.example.com.

    Directory – Type the root directory of the site to import. For example, wwwroot or public_html

    Maximum simultaneous connections – Select the number of simultaneous connections to the server.

    NoteNote
    Some web hosting providers do not support multiple connections. If you get Connection limit exceeded or similar errors, try reducing this value.

To import a personal web package

  1. With your site open, on the Site menu, point to Import, and then click Import from Web Package.

  2. In the File Open dialog box, locate and click the package you want, and then click Open.

To export a personal web package

  1. With your site open, on the Site menu, point to Export, and then click Export to Web Package.

  2. In the Export Web Package dialog box, do the following:

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    Files in site

    Select the files you want to export, and then click Add.

    Files in Package

    Review the list of files to add to the Personal Web Package. To remove a file, select it and then click Remove.

    Show Dependencies

    Show the dependent files which will be exported, and options to change the dependencies. In the Dependency checking list, select the option for which files you want to export.

    Properties

    Click to edit the Title, Description, Author, and Company of your package.

Help secure your packaged data

If your Web site is located on a server running FrontPage Server Extensions from Microsoft, SharePoint Team Services v1.0 from Microsoft, or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, take the following precautions:

  • Avoid adding Universal Data Connection (UDC) files to a Web package. A UDC file is an XML file, stored in the _fpdatasources folder, which contains configuration information for a data source. UDC files can contain passwords in plain text.

  • Avoid packaging SharePoint document or picture libraries that contain files. When other users import the Web package, those files will be added to their Web site.

  • Import Web packages only from trusted sources. If you import a Web package that contains malicious files, your site may be at risk.

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